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The Prototype – Christmas Special 2016

The Prototype – Christmas Special 2016

The Prototype is created each week by a blended team of undergraduates, graduate students, and The Warren Centre’s staff. To close the year, we asked each contributor to choose their favourite story of 2016 and explain why it was engaging, exciting or especially interesting.

The Prototype, 9 Dec 2016 – CRISPR in court, PISA report card, diesel bans

The Prototype, 9 Dec 2016 – CRISPR in court, PISA report card, diesel bans

It’s been a confusing week for Australian energy policy. First, the Department of the Environment and Energy announced that a Review of Climate Change Policies would commence in February. On 6 December, CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia issued a joint report acknowledging a need for “zero net emissions for electricity by 2050”. Today, the Chief Scientist added his analysis. Business needs clarity and certainty, but this week’s signals and reversals have done little to dispel the smoky haze.